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Rob Parsons
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posted 10-02-2000 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Parsons   Click Here to Email Rob Parsons     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking at the orginal tire sizes for the 65 Mustang I noticed the sizes are different than later models. Is the 6.95 in the 6.95x14 referring to the width of the tire?

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Alkraut
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posted 10-02-2000 10:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alkraut   Click Here to Email Alkraut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Original tire sizes were totally in inches, so 6.96 was inches wide. Now things are different. The width is in millimeters, the rim is in inches. Tires now have a designation like 75, or 70, etc. This is a dimension that is the percent of the width. This dimension goes from the rim to the outside edge. It defines the "profile" of the tire.

Original tire were 78 profile, even though they didn't say so.

To find an equivalent size in a radial, multiply the inches by 25.4 to get millimeters.
Since 78 tires are not available in radials, but 75s are, you need to go a little more on the width to compensate for a lower profile.
A real good radial substitution for the 6.95 x 14 is the P195 75 14. Slightly wider, but about the same overall diameter. Good luck

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Rob Parsons
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posted 10-02-2000 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Parsons   Click Here to Email Rob Parsons     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the information. Is a F70x14 equal to a 215/70-14?

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T5owner
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posted 10-02-2000 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for T5owner   Click Here to Email T5owner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A F70-14 corresponds best to a 215/70R14 or 205/75-14. Pay attention to the outer overall length, which is 2086mm for a F70-15, the 215/70R14 is just 2007 (Goodyear). This will affect your speedo gear.


Alkraut - the tire height depends on the brand. My files say, the 6,95x14 was 83 ratio. The 78 ratio might be from another brand. Anyway your recommendation is correct. The 6.95 in fact corresponds to a 176/83 (or 78)-14. Try to find that one.

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mellowyellow
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posted 10-03-2000 11:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On a 65-66, according to an old article in Mustasng Monthly, the equivalant size would be l95-75x14. This size is if you are going for the original look. The 67-68is supposed to be 205- 75x14 but I hasve used 215-70x14 and they look better When you get into torque thrusts, etc.,the picture changes and someone else can hasndle these.

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